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IBCS® Annual Conference 2017

                                           BARCELONA | JUNE 2, 2017 

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June 2, 2017

Col.legi d’Economistes de Catalunya
Pl. Gal·la Placídia, 32
08006 Barcelona


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The IBCS® Annual Conference is the place where IBCS® professionals exchange experience. Employees from finance and IT departments on the way of implementing the IBCS® Standards meet their peers, thought leaders, consultants, and software developers.




The conference fee per person is:
- Regular: EUR 1,000
- Members of the IBCS Association: EUR 900
- IBCS® Certified Consultants: EUR 0 - included in recertification fee

If multiple attendants of one company register at the same time, the second and any further person will benefit from a group discount of EUR 200 per person. Participants from countries with lower income can benefit from a discount of up to 50% on all fees.

The attendance fee includes conference materials, lunch, snacks during breaks, and refreshments. After submitting your registration form, you will receive a confirmation email and an invoice. Participation at the event requires payment in full prior to the event.




Administration and invoicing will be handled
by our partner Vereon AG

To register please click the button on the left.


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PROGRAM (continuously updated)

Thursday, June 1, 2017: General Assembly of IBCS Association
18:30  General Assembly for all IBCS members
20:00  Get together


Friday, June 2, 2017: Conference

Moderation: Johannes von Mulert, IBCS Association


8:30  Check-in and coffee

9:00  Welcome and opening
Rolf Hichert, IBCS Association

9:15  Myths and truth of excellence in reporting design

Prof. Dr. Heimo Losbichler, FH Oberösterreich

+What makes visualizations objectively good?

+Key findings of six years of eye-tracking research

+Standardization: benefits and limitations

+Game changer big data?


9:45  The impact of SUCCESS rules on improving human perception of business data
Johannes Freyer, blueforte GmbH

+Presentation of a quantitative study (partly including eye-tracking) conducted in partnership with the Technical University of Munich


10:10  Discussion on the impact of standardization on human perception

Moderation: Johannes von Mulert

  10:30  Coffee break
  11:00  Elevator pitches of IBCS Sponsors 2017

11:30  Parallel breakout sessions 1 and 2

(topics and moderators see below)

  12:30  Lunch break

13:30  mediaFACTS - Analysis of television ratings at ProSiebenSat.1

Stefanie Fröhner-Goodwin, Andreas Mörtl, and Arne-Kristian Schulz

+Characteristics of media data analysis 

+Need for notation standards 

+Before-and-after examples

14:00  Parallel breakout sessions 3 and 4

(topics and moderators see below)

  15:00  Coffee break
  15:30  Summaries of breakout sessions
16:45  IBCS® international activities
Jürgen Faisst, IBCS Association
  17:00  End of the conference
  17:05  Apéro



 Semantic notation of basic measures

Rolf Hichert, IBCS Association

+Previous attempts

+Classify business measures (stock, volume, etc.)

+Need to identify specific business measures

+Proposals for the top ten business measures

Download a draft of Rolf's presentation in preparation for the discussion.


2  Cookbook for the design of dashboards

Tobias Riedner, Wittenstein SE

+Business case and assumptions

+Practical proposal for the design process

+Reconciliation with the experience of the participants

Download a draft of Tobias' presentation in preparation for the discussion.


3  Open discussion: How to develop a local IBCS® market 

Moderator: Greg Davey, gdBI

+Creating awareness for IBCS®


+Training and project work

Download a draft of Greg's moderation in preparation for the discussion.


4  Lines, line charts, and area charts in IBCS®

Andrej Lapajne, Zebra BI

+Existing examples and definitions

+When should we use line charts?

+How to apply SIMPLIFY and UNIFY to lines and areas?

+Open discussion: Proposals to amend the IBCS® standard.




PARTICIPANTS (as of June 2, 2017)

Alvaro Alcolea, Prensa Ibérica Management S.L.U., Barcelona (ES)

Viola Arens, SAP SE, Walldorf (DE)

Felix Becker, MHP Management- und IT-Beratung GmbH, Ludwigsburg (DE)

Erik Beekhuis, Post NL (NL)

Mathias Besser, HI-CHART GmbH, Berlin (DE)

Victoria Bondar, Trivadis AG, Glattbrugg (CH)

Raphael Branger, IT-Logix AG, Bern (CH)

Peter Büschges,Partake Consulting GmbH, Meerbusch (DE)

Arno Cebulla, ORAYLIS GmbH, Düsseldorf (DE)

Rick Clazie, GRID Dynamics Inc., Vancouver (CA)

Greg Davey, gdBI, Mile End (AU)

Jodie Davey, gdBI, Mile End (AU)

Jörg Decker, sipgate GmbH, Düsseldorf (DE)

Axel Ehberger, Elexa-Controlling, Barcelona (ES)

Norbert Engelhardt, pmOne AG, Unterschleißheim (DE)

Thorsten Engels, Longview Europe GmbH, Langenfeld (DE)

Jürgen Faisst, HICHERT+FAISST GmbH, Hilden (DE)

Fahrudin Fajic, ks quadrat GmbH, Köln (DE)

Armin Fehr, B. Braun Melsungen AG, Melsungen (DE)

Michael Föry, Föry Consulting AG, Basel (CH)

Johannes Freyer, blueforte GmbH, Hamburg (DE)

Michael Fritz, GRID Dynamics Inc., Vancouver (CA)

Stefanie Fröhner-Goodwin, ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE, Unterföhring (DE)

Holger Gerhards, gmc2 gerhards multhaupt consulting GmbH, Bonn (DE)

Holger Gerths, HI-CHART GmbH, Berlin (DE)

Simone Gerths, HI-CHART GmbH, Berlin (DE)

Michael Gill, Gill Consulting, Mainz (DE)

Benjamin Gnädig, Axians IT Solutions GmbH, Ulm (DE)

Kristof Gramm, IT-Logix AG, Bern (CH)

Francisco Guixà, Prensa Ibérica Management S.L.U., Barcelona (ES)

Viktoria Gumenjuk, Braincourt GmbH, Leinfelden-Echterdingen (DE)

Andreas Gutzeit, Windhoff Software Services GmbH, Gescher (DE)

Wolfgang Hackenberg, Steercom GmbH, Hamburg (DE)

Tilman Hagen, Braincourt GmbH, Leinfelden-Echterdingen (DE)

Rolf Hichert, HICHERT+FAISST GmbH, Hilden (DE)

Ronny Hoffmann, PwC AG (Schweiz), Zürich (CH)

Harry Hol, DDC Group b.v., Rijen (NL)

Beat Honegger, plus-IT AG, Winterthur (CH)

Meinert Jacobsen, Marancon GmbH, Bonn (DE)

Jörn Johenneken, Braincourt GmbH, Leinfelden-Echterdingen (DE)

Stefan Kersten, b.telligent GmbH & Co. KG, München (DE)

Gunnar Knoch, Woodmark Consulting GmbH, Grasbrunn (DE)

Tobias Landsdorfer, B. Braun Melsungen AG, Melsungen (DE)

Andrej Lapajne, iStudio d.o.o., Ljubljana (SI)

Severin Leuenberger, IT-Logix AG, Bern (CH)

Nico Licht, SAP SE, Walldorf (DE)

Prof. Dr. Heimo Losbichler, FH Oberösterreich, Steyr (AT)

José Martínez, Prensa Ibérica Management S.L.U., Barcelona (ES)

Marlene Mayer, Braincourt GmbH, Leinfelden-Echterdingen (DE)

Daniel Meier, ifb International AG, Zürich (CH)

Mladen Meter, Business Effectiveness Ltd., Zagreb (HR)

Mark Michel, msg systems ag, Ismaning (DE)

Andreas Mörtl, ProSiebenSat.1 Applications GmbH, Unterföhring (DE)

Imran Mohammed, firesys GmbH, Frankfurt/M. (DE)

Cornelia Neeser, key-SIS GmbH, Berlin (DE)

James Noble, Mazepoint Ltd., London (UK)

Renato Ocko, Kontroling Kognosko d.o.o., Zagreb (HR)

Sina Orth, gmc² gerhards multhaupt consulting GmbH, Bonn (DE)

Esin Özkan, IBSS Consulting, Instanbul (TR)

Tobias Piecha, blueforte GmbH, Hamburg (DE)

Sergi Pizarro Prió, AMSEL Assessors S.L., Mataró (ES)

Alexander Pröm, IT-Logix AG, Bern (CH)

Bernhard Puscha, scc EDV-Beratung AG, Wien (AT)

Tobias Riedner, Wittenstein SE, Igersheim (DE)

Patrick Roeder, KI performance GmbH, Köln (DE)

Jens Ropers, Controller Akademie AG, Wörthsee (DE)

Mario Rosenfelder, consultnetwork GmbH, Klagenfurt (AT)

Kristian Rümmelin, avantum consult AG, Düsseldorf (DE)

Bojan Šćepanović, MCB, Belgrad (RS)

Guido Schild, Brand Pilots, Düsseldorf (DE)

Lars Schubert, graphomate GmbH, Kiel (DE)

Arne-Kristian Schulz, blueforte GmbH, Hamburg (DE)

Oscar J. Segura, Prensa Ibérica Management S.L.U., Barcelona (ES)

Tilo Sommerwerk, Ceteris AG, Berlin (DE)

Matthias Stede, Woodmark Consulting GmbH, Gransbrunn (DE)

Heinz Steiner, Trivadis AG, Glattbrugg (CH)

Matthias Storck, Ceteris AG, Berlin (DE)

Martin Streller, Viessmann Werke Allendorf GmbH, Allendorf (DE)

Xavier Subirats, AMSEL Assessors S.L., Mataró (ES)

Edyta Szarska, Controlling Partner, Warszawa (PL)

Thomas Terbuch, consultnetwork GmbH, Klagenfurt (AT)

Ronald van Lent, JUGO, 's-Hertogenbosch (NL)

Jevgeni, Vitsenko, BARC GmbH, Würzburg (DE)

Julian Vogelbacher, Axians IT Solutions GmbH, Ulm (DE)

Johannes von Mulert, IBCS Association, Kreuzlingen (CH)

Marc Weber, Convergys Management Holding GmbH & Co. KG, Osnabrück (DE)

Felix Winterling, SBB, Bern (CH)

Jan Zeides, blueforte GmbH, Hamburg (DE)

Volker Zeng, Rhenus South Europe, Barcelona (ES)

Melisa Zoronjic, Agfa HealthCare AG, Dübendorf (CH)


The last IBCS® Annual Conferences took place on

Jun 3, 2016: Here is the program as well as a protocol.

Jun 19, 2015: Here is the program as well as a protocol.

Jun 24, 2014: Here is the program as well as a protocol.

Jun 17, 2013: Here is the program as well as a protocol.

Sept 4, 2012: Here is the program as well as a protocol.





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